Submitted by Rob G. on Sun, 10/01/2006 - 3:45pm
The Cubs offseason started off on the right foot today as Andy MacPhail has resigned as team president. John McDonough, Cubs senior vice president of marketing and broadcasting, will serve as interim president and MacPhail is staying on to ensure a smooth transition. I suppose the bigger question is whether Hendry's job is in jeopardy but the press release says he's remaining in charge of baseball operations. I suppose the truth will eventually come out, but since he's remaining with the team for as long as it takes and Hendry is staying, I think this is more of a move by MacPhail himself, who many have speculated will be the next MLB commissioner. While he might not be taking that job quite yet, I wouldn't be surprised if this is just MacPhail moving on to bigger and better things and very little to do with the Trib holding anyone responsible for the trainwreck of a team we've witnessed the last 2 years.